DeVonta Smith Drafted by Eagles: Philadelphia's Depth Chart After Round 1

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistApril 30, 2021

Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith runs for a touchdown against Ohio State during the first half of an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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Following an incredible 2020 season at Alabama, DeVonta Smith is headed to the Philadelphia Eagles after being selected No. 10 overall in the 2021 NFL draft.

The Eagles traded the No. 12 and No. 84 overall selections to the Dallas Cowboys to move up two spots.

Here's a look at Philadelphia's offensive depth chart following the pick.


Eagles Offensive Depth Chart

QB: Jalen Hurts, Joe Flacco

RB: Miles Sanders, Boston Scott, Jason Huntley, Jordan Howard

WR 1: DeVonta Smith

WR 2: Jalen Reagor

WR 3: Travis Fulgham, Greg Ward Jr., J.J. Arcega-Whiteside

TE: Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert, Jason Croom

LT: Andre Dillard, Jordan Mailata, Brett Toth

LG: Isaac Seumalo, Iosua Opeta, Matt Pryor

C: Jason Kelce, Luke Juriga, Ross Pierschbacher

RG: Brandon Brooks, Nate Herbig

RT: Lane Johnson, Jack Driscoll


Smith became the first receiver since 1991 to win the Heisman Trophy after totaling 98 catches for 1,511 yards and 17 touchdowns through his first 11 games heading into the College Football Playoff. He also added a rushing touchdown and punt-return score this season.

The production continued with six total touchdowns in the two playoff games as Alabama took home a national championship.

He was named the Offensive MVP of the title game victory over Ohio State despite missing most of the second half with a fractured finger.

Even in a shortened season and a tougher schedule with more conference games because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the receiver completed one of the best offensive seasons in NCAA history.

"He's probably done as much for our team this year as any player we've ever had," head coach Nick Saban said of Smith in December.

It also came on the heels of a breakout 2019 campaign when he led the Crimson Tide with 1,256 receiving yards and 14 scores despite entering the year fourth in the pecking order at receiver. He outperformed eventual first-round draft picks Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs III and proved it was not a fluke with another huge season after they left.

Smith isn't the biggest receiver at 6'1", 175 pounds, but he catches nearly everything in sight and is especially tough to guard near the end zone:

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He is also dangerous after the catch, giving him the chance to become an immediate impact player at the next level.

It should provide a significant boost for the Eagles, which ranked just 26th in points scored last season while the passing attack was especially disappointing. No one on the roster finished with more than 600 receiving yards.

Smith could help turn things around while joining a group of pass-catchers that also includes Dallas Goedert and 2020 first-round pick Jalen Reagor.

This gives Jalen Hurts plenty to work with as the team tries to improve upon the 4-11-1 record from last season.